Chuck Yeager has died.

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12/7/2020 8:49 PM

This is not exactly Moto-Related.....but I feel it kind of is.

Brigadier general Chuck Yeager has died.

If you, like I, value Courage and the desire to push boundaries, you will mourn this man's passing.

I encourage anyone who reads this to Google or YouTube his name.

You will be astonished at what he accomplished.

It is serendipitous that he left on Pearl Harbor Day.


This man's accomplishments are unbelievable, even in the era of the Pastrana/Maddo/Baumgartner/etc.

Take a moment to think of and appreciate the real OG extremist....Brigadier General Chuck Yeager.
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12/7/2020 9:33 PM

Goodspeed, General Yeager!

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12/7/2020 9:36 PM

You don’t put a star on by being bad at your job !!! Godspeed.

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12/7/2020 9:47 PM

first guy to break the speed of sound in level flight!!...nough said!

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12/7/2020 9:52 PM

GeorgiePorgie wrote:

You don’t put a star on by being bad at your job !!! Godspeed.

Especially without a college degree. RIP, General, you truly had The Right Stuff

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12/7/2020 10:21 PM

Not a bone spur to be found - he was the Right Stuff

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12/7/2020 10:36 PM

All i see is Chuck, Glennis, and Pancho finally together again. RIP General.

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12/7/2020 10:47 PM

I encourage everyone to read The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe. I think there are a lot of parallels between the psychology of the test pilots described within and what I see at the mx track.

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12/7/2020 10:55 PM

Ww2 fighter pilot too

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12/7/2020 10:58 PM

bsharkey wrote:

Ww2 fighter pilot too

P-51 Ace.

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12/8/2020 12:23 AM

R I P

I remember playing the old ass video games forget what they were called. Chuck Yeager flight sim or something. 25 years ago 🤙

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12/8/2020 2:37 AM

OrangeJuice158 wrote:

I encourage everyone to read The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe. I think there are a lot of parallels between the psychology of the ...more

First book I ever read, which at the time was kind of a big deal for me. Calling him legend almost doesn’t do him service. RIP Sir.

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12/8/2020 3:43 AM

Dơes anybody else remember Mr. Yeager dôing some aerial stunts over the Carlsbad USGP in the late 70's? Great man and a true American hero. Godspeed....

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12/8/2020 4:07 AM

The only book I ever read twice was, "Yeager" the first Chuck Yeager biography (great book, btw). That man was a true American bad ass, and someone I considered a hero. RIP General.

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12/8/2020 4:37 AM

Talk about living life on the edge!!! Let’s fly so high that you pass out, and hope you come too before you crash. Who does that!!!!!

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12/8/2020 5:13 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/8/2020 10:15 AM

FMOTP

https://m.vitalmx.com/forums/Non-Moto,21/At-one-time-this-guy-really-was-the-FMOTP,1377280?page=1

Don't have a lot of Hero's, but Chuck was one of them I had for most of my Life.

I was so glad to be finally able to meet him.
GODSPEED Chuck...…

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12/8/2020 5:34 AM

Fair sky’s and tailwinds. Godspeed American legend!

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12/8/2020 5:36 AM

RIP

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12/8/2020 5:42 AM

True American badass, Godspeed. Photo

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12/8/2020 7:16 AM

He was my hero growing up. I idolized him. Might be a good time to read Yeager and Press On again.

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12/8/2020 7:26 AM

Totally fearless...

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12/8/2020 7:29 AM

One of my hero's as well. Read his bio, The Right Stuff is one of my favorite movies. There is a line in that movie that I love. He crashes an F101 (I think that's what was) he tried to set an altitude record in. His buddy Riddly and another guy drive out into the lake bed toward the smoking crash site. The guy driving the vehicle says is that a man? Riddly answers your damn right it is. Always loved that line. He did it all in aviation. True legend.

I was in the Air Force stationed at Edwards AFB in 87. I was going into Pass and ID to renew my ID card. There were to sets of doors, as I was going in he was coming out. I bumped right into him. I new who it was immediately. I was frozen. He smiled at me and went around. 30 seconds I'll never forget.

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12/8/2020 7:42 AM

mookiedayo wrote:

Dơes anybody else remember Mr. Yeager dôing some aerial stunts over the Carlsbad USGP in the late 70's? Great man and a true ...more

That was Art Scholl flying his Dehaviland Chimpmunk. Photo

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12/8/2020 7:44 AM

Mr. Yeager is back with his wing man, Mr. Bob Hoover.

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12/8/2020 8:18 AM

He was a great follow on twitter until posts slowed down the last year or so.

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12/8/2020 8:30 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/8/2020 8:31 AM

Put the spurs to her, Chuck. Godspeed.

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Braaapin' aint easy.

12/8/2020 8:32 AM

FreshTopEnd wrote:

He was a great follow on twitter until posts slowed down the last year or so.

Yes, I was catching up on those yesterday. Amazing life and career of service. Emphasis on + in pic below!

https://twitter.com/GenChuckYeager/status/1189726524573986816/photo/1
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12/8/2020 9:23 AM

bsharkey wrote:

Ww2 fighter pilot too

avidchimp wrote:

P-51 Ace.


Double-Ace.
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12/8/2020 9:39 AM

His autobiography is great. His "ace-in-the-hole" in dogfights was his eyesight. In WW2 the other pilots were amazed by his ability to see the enemy long before they could. He was a world-class squirrel hunter as a kid in W. Virginia. smile The stories of his time while stationed in the Mojave desert are bad ass... like taking down a tree with the wing of his plane while his buddies watched. They partied hard and got shit done.

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12/8/2020 9:40 AM

One of our last true American Hero's. Anybody that can buzz the Las Vegas strip, and get away with it is a bad ass!

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